Published on 12-Aug-2013
"We’re now able to offer online promotions and display ads that accurately reflect when and what our customers need. As a result, we’ve experienced significant increase in online sales orders. We estimate that in the future, more than 90 percent of our sales order lines will come through our customer portal." - Zoran Lemut, IT director, Kemofarmacija
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Kemofarmacija d.d. is a leading wholesaler of medical and healthcare products and devices in Slovenia.
To increase its online business and capitalize on the potentials of online marketing, the company sought to improve and enhance its existing customer web portal.
Kemofarmacija uses a powerful e-commerce solution to implement precision marketing campaigns.
Increased online sales order lines by 30 percent (from 60 percent to 90 percent) by increasing basket size through relevant products ads and promotions
Kemofarmacija d.d. is a leading wholesaler of medical and healthcare products and devices in Slovenia. It is a part of Celesio Group, a leading international service provider for the pharmaceutical and healthcare markets. The company is active in 27 countries worldwide, employs approximately 47,000 people and generated revenue of more than EUR23 billion in 2010. With more than 500 suppliers, Kemofarmacija offers a wide range of products that include medicine, medical devices, nutritional products, cosmetic products and chemicals.
With more than 12,000 products and 1,000 customers, Kemofarmacija receives more than 120,000 sales orders annually and 500 sales orders daily. Sales orders were taken through its call centers, and the company received more than 60 percent of its sales order lines through its customer web portal. To increase its online business and capitalize on the potentials of online marketing, the company sought to improve and enhance its existing customer web portal.
What Makes It Smarter
Marketing campaigns are only as effective as they are timely and relevant
to the target audience. For this reason, Kemofarmacija uses a powerful e-commerce solution to implement precision marketing campaigns. The solution provides statistics on customer behavior such as number of visits
for certain pages or promotions. It also provides information on the distribution of sales over different customer segments and different sales channels — online, telephone orders and direct sales. Based on these insights, the company’s marketing team can select specific products for
strategic time periods and fine-tune the forecast for marketing campaigns.
The tailored marketing ads are then automatically displayed for the appropriate customer segment — whether hospital, veterinary clinic or pharmacy. By automatically running timely, customized ads, the company
can persuade its customers to buy more during every visit.
Real Business Results
• Increased online sales order lines by 30 percent (from 60 percent to 90 percent) by increasing basket size through relevant products ads and promotions
• Improved cross-sales and repurchases by tailoring portal messages and offers based on individual customer segment
• Boosted the timing of marketing campaigns through automatic customization of ad spots and portal pages
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Products and services used
IBM products and services that were used in this case study.
Power 520 Express
WebSphere Commerce Enterprise
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